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message 1: by Bob (new)

Bob Ridpath "The progression is totally unrealistic, but is still clearly the progression of a novel, not a real diary."

Good insight, I think, James. The book is still marketed as a real diary in many circles, despite fairly strong literary and circumstantial evidence to the contrary.

My question, though: Is it a well-marketed "forgery," as you note in closing, or simply a "novel?" Many works of fiction are written in the first-person.

I appreciate your visceral response!


message 2: by Jodie (new)

Jodie Spot on review. I finally gave up on this one about half way through. Complete and utter trash.


message 3: by Becca (new)

Becca Lindberg If there was some way for me to commemorate this review more than just commenting on it, I would. I was actually speechless by how brainless and horrible this book was, but I'm happy someone was not only able to FINISH this book, but also properly slap it upside the head.
Well done.


message 4: by Luann (new)

Luann This was our assigned reading in school when I was younger. I remember liking it. Did you read it as an adult or as a child? Bc as an adult you probably see things differently.


message 5: by Dennis (new)

Dennis Cooper Oh dear


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